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Gradual Marketing of Cotton
Atlanta, Ga.-Economic conditions
in Europe, outside of Russia, are
gradually improving, according to re
ports received by manufacturers in
obtaining general market conditions
for cotton, especially as bearing on
the prospective demand for the
American product. Reports indicate
that the consumption of American
cotton may be expected to show a
considerable increase perhaps 10 to
13 per cent over that of last year.
Visits were . made by representa
tives in touch with Georgia inter
' ests to England, France, Switzerland,
Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark, Germany, Poland, the free
city of Danzig, Czecho-Slovakia, Aus
tria, Italy and Egypt. In addition,
some of the representatives visited
At all the cotton marketing and
manufacturing centers conferences
were held with governnment officials,
cotton men, bankers and others, and
mach valuable information concern
ing conditions affecting American
cotton, it is stated, were secured.
"The recent advance in the price
of cotton has greatly relieved the
cotton merchants, spinners, and bank
ers of Europe as well as similar lines
of industry in this country," said
John K. Ottley, president of the
Fourth National Bank of Atlanta,
which has received 'detailed reports
of conditions in Europe.
"According to the best informa
tion obtain?ble," continued Mr. Ott
ley, "the cotton manufacturing
world begins the new season with a
clean slate, there being no large
stocks of cotton or cotton goods held
by manufacturers in any European
country In the judgment of those who
are making a study of the situation
Europe must of necessity follow a
"hand-to-mouth" policy in purchas
ing its supplies of raw cotton, and
American holders should . adopt a
gradual marketing policy to conform
to Europe's requirements."
Many Baptists Inhabit State.
There are 399,090 Baptists in the
state of South Carolina today, ac
cording to a survey that has just been
completed by Dr. E P. Alldredge,
secretary of survey, statistics and in
formation of the Baptist Sunday
The survey was conducted on the
Baptist development in the United
States since 1821, the year in which
the Baptist state convention of South
Carolina was organized, the first con
vention tg be organized within the
territory of the Southern Baptist con
vention. The survey reveals that the
Baptist gain in the United States for
the century was 7,716,563 or an ad
vance of 2,967 per cent., while the
increase in population in the country
for the same period was only 925 per
cent. It is in the South, however, that
the Baptists have made their greatest
stronghold, the number in this sec
tion being 6,162,500.
In 1821 when the South Carolina
convention was organized, there were
only 204 Baptist churches in the state
with lil ministers and 14,093 mem
bers. These churches reported 759
baptisms for that year. By 1921, how
ever, the number of white Baptist
churches cooperating with the South
ern Baptist convention had increas
ed to 1,150 with 176,379 members.
Last year they reported 8,790 bap
tisms, 887 Sunday schools and an en
rollment of 110,020 and local church ;
property valued at $6,880,010. The :
contributions of these churches to ;
home purposes last year amounted to
$1,276,774, and to missions and be
nevolences $1,225,770, making the
total contributions for the year to all
The comparison of the present Bap
tist membership in the state with the
total population shows that 23.8
per cent., of all the people of South
Carolina are members of local Bap
tist churches. Dr Alldredge's survey
reveals further the fact that South
Carolina Baptists lead all others of
the South, not only in organizing a
convention, but that they organized
the first church in the South at
Charleston in 1682; they were the
first to begin systematic collections
for ministerial education a beginning
in each of these directions being
made in 1775; they were first in mak
ing contributions to Christian educa
tion, beginning this in 1774; they
were pioneers in appointing a stand
ing committee to work for civil and
religious liberty, beginning this in
1779. In addition, they were the first
to launch a theological seminary, the
Southern Baptist Theological semi
nary now at Louisville, having been
launched at Greenville in 1859.
Notice is hereby given that hunt
ing and trespassing in every form on
my land is hereby prohibited. The
law will be enforced against all per
sons who fail to heed this notice.
Mrs. E. P. ARTHUR.
Harding Refuses to be Stam
Washington, Dec. 16.-To the plea
of Socialists that a blanket pardon
be issued in favor of-the 200 and
more "political" prisoners, President
Harding has turned a deaf ear. On
the contrary, he has asied the attor
ney general to take up aach case sep
arately, and on each make a separ
The effort of the Socialists is di
rected chiefly in behalf of Eugene
Debs, whom they have repeatedly
tried to elect president of the United
States. He was declared by a jury to
have been guilty of attempting to ob
struct the government in its-effort
to defeat Germany on the battlefield.
The effort in behalf of Debs has
been consistently sustained. Former
Attorney General Palmer recom
mended that Debs be pardoned. The
recommendation was returned to
Palmer with "denied" written across
the face of it, and the initials, "W.
W." inscribed as proof of the power
behind the denial.
When Harding was elected, Social
ists renewed their efforts. They
thought that they had won their case
when Attorney General Daugherty
permitted Debs to come to Washing
ton unaccompanied. But five months
have elapsed. And they now ask for
a blanket pardon.
The president has let is be known
that he will take his time before pass
ing on the Debs case and other cases.
Japan and China Agreed as to
Washington, Dec. 16.-A tentative
agreement to return the Kiaochow
Tsinanfu railway in Shantung to
China within nine months was report
ed today during conversations be
tween Japanese and Chinese dele
gations An agreement was also being
approached on other points concern
ing the mode of payment, it was
stated by the Chinese.
It was decided that the road was
to be paid for in installments, but no
decision was reached on the period
over which 53,000,000 gold German
marks, the price agreed upon, would
The Chinese offer to pay in cash,
made yesterday, was not accepted by
the Japanese and the Chinese coun
tered with a proposal that payments
be completed within time as short as
possible. The Japanese, according to
a Chinese delegate, tonight said that
period was too short, and suggested
what to the Chinese seemed "a very
The sudden turning back of the
railway, the Japanese are understood
to have said, would adversely affect
Japanese trade interests. China will
not borrow from Japan and money
with which to meet the payments, the
Chinese said ,nor will any loan be
President W. P. G. Harding, of
the Federal Reserve Board is out
with a statement criticizing the banks
of the country for not making loans
to farmers in order to assist them in
marketing their products, or in hold
ing them until a fair market may be
This sounds to us like a joke. No
body better than President Harding
of the Federal Reserve Board knows
who is responsible for the present
conditions. His acts since the repub
lican party went into power in re
laxing to some extent the iron-bound
rules of extending help to country
banks has shown where the trouble
lay. Criticism by high officials in the
Wilson administration of his acts
and proceedings in forcing the coun
try to "deflate" leads to the conclu
sio that had Mr. Wilson been a well
man in the latter days of his admin
istration, Mr. Harding would have
been halted in his efforts to pauper
ize the farming interests of the coun
We believe that bankers the coun
try over, if they would tell the truth,
would testify that conditions under
Mr. Harding's board are intolerable.
It is stated that the much heralded
help which was to come from the
War Finance Board can not be had
even now by the banks because after
an application, with all the red tape
of a treaty of foreign alliance, has
been approved by the local commit
tee, and then approved in Washing
ton, it is sent to the Federal Reserve
Board for approval or action, and it
sleeps. Bankers complain that all
kinds of "1" dottings and "t" cross
ings are demanded, which were never
before demanded of them by banks
with which they dealt wich before
the creation of the Federal Reserve
Mr. W. P. G. Harding is entitled to
the credit of visiting upon the farm
ing interest of this country one of
the worst panics in the history of the
country and his modesty shall not be
the occasion of giving credit for it
to others, nor his false assertions,
either.-Press and Banner.
A Hero of
By REV. J. R. SCHAFFER
Director or Evening Classes, Moody
Bible Institute. Chicago.
TEXT.-By faith Abel offered unto God
a more excellent sacrifice than Cain.
God has his heroes. His Book recounts
their wondrous exploits. They are
heroes of faith.
The first of them
is Abel, the sec
ond-born of enrth.
We ask, "What
great deed hath
he wrought?" The
Book says. "By
faith Abel offered
unto God a ?nore
than Cain, by
which he obtained.
witness that he
God testifying of his gifts; and by it
he bei* dead yet speaketh."
Here there ls.nothing, apparently, of
brave daring, of courageous abandon,
of sublime heroism. Why then should
such a simple deed be carved in the
imperishable granite of God's Word?
The most perfect picture ever con
ceived of life and all its hallowed re
lationships is found in the opening
chapters of Genesis. But the charm of
that life was dispelled by the blight
ing invasion of sin. Sinful nature, sin
ful environment and sinful atmosphere
was the bequest of Adam and Eve to
their countless posterity, yet God did
not abandon His disobedient children.
He loved them. His love furnished an
antidote for their sin. Before they
left Paradise the gospel of salvation
was proclaimed, redemption offered
and righteousness provided.
There is every reason to believe that
the guilty parents of the race accepted
the divine plan of salvation when they
put on the robes of substitution God
brought to them. Wonderful indeed
must this all have been to them.
Oh, how could they sin in the midst
of love and light and liberty! They
did, and deserved sin's inevitable con
sequence, death ; but God, whose grace
was greater than air their sin, brought
salvation ere they suffered the conse
quences of disobedience.
Their life outside began very natu
rally, I should say-just life as It has
continued to the present. They set up
their home, as near the gate of the
Garden as possible, doubtless hope fill
ing their hearts of getting back again.
Children were bern into that home,
two boys. Cain seemed, so much the
child of promise that his mother n^uned
him."Gotten," Before the second-born
was welcomed she had learned that he
was not the promised Seed of the wom
? an, who was to bring deliverance from
sin's curse. When her second son was
born she cr.lled his name "Abel," mean
ing "vanity," which seemed to be a
confirmation of her disappointment in
her first-lio rn.
The boys grew up. Father and moth
er told them uf Paradise with its dark
tragedy and also of its glorious hope
in the God-given promise and the way
of eternal life. The time of personal
responsibility came when they must,
like father and mother, believe God
or reject His way. A choice was de
manded because sin had become per
sonal. What would they do? God had
said an olTering alone could meet the
Both brought an offering. Cain's
was one of human reasoning. He eon
sidered it better than the one God had
taught his father and motlier to bring.
It was more beautiful, the work of his
brain and hands. No life had been
forfeited to provide it. But alas, lt
was the rejection of God's way* the
preferment of his own. Therefore It
had in It the essence of sin, for sin, is
self-will, self-pleasing, self-exaltation.
God rejected Cain's olTering and
Cain was wroth. He was denied his
Abel brought the very host lamb of
the flock, just ns he had been taught.
Me believed God. Ile responded by
doing what God asked hjm to do. By
faith be offered his sacrifice. This, in
the face of the attitude of his older
brother, was heroism indeed. When
nny man in loyalty to God dares to
run counter to popular opinion or to
defy the consensus of human reason,
it requires a heroism that exceeds thnt
ot thc battlefield and, in God's sight,
crowns him with glory and honor such
as this world knows not.
God accepted Abel's offering. Even
so God accepted Christ's death. He
was delivered for our offences and
raised for our justification.
Oh, can you hot see what value God
puts upon the blood, even from the be
ginning, for He has declared that
"without the shedding of blood thore
ls no remission of sins." There is only
one way of salvation-through the
blood of Calvary's Lamb. There ls
only one title to heaven-not moral
ity or good works, or personal virtue,
or self-sacrifice, or death for another,
but that title which is the inheritance
of the saints in light through faith
in the Son of God.
The Mystery of Godliness.
Great Is the mystery of godliness;
God was manifest In the flesh, justi
fied in the Spirit, seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles, believed
on In the world, received up into
glory.-I Timothy 3:10.
God's Glory Above the Heavens.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent
is thy ?ame In all the earth! who
hast set thy glory above the heavens.
HOMEOWNERS GOOD CITIZENS
Truth in Statement That Red Fiag ls
Never Flown Above Abodes
"It bas been truthfully stated by
many authorities that the red flag of
anarchy or Bolshevism has never been
found flying from a man's own home,"
says the journal, Material Facts,
"Agitators and disturbers are the
rolling population bent only on fo
menting hatred. They believe in many
'isms' because they mean equal divi
sion, and these wanderers, having
nothing are willing to divide. Cleve
land, now the fourth city, has reached
her present position because her citi
zens are home owners and are using
every effort to further Cleveland in
"Owning one's home Is beneficial
from an economic standpoint. The
future of our country depends upon its
'citizens. Crowding of families into
tenements tends to destroy the physi
cal fabric, while the lack of privacy
In home life leads to the breaking
down of established moral precedents.
The archbishop of Canterbury In are
cent message states: 'The overcrowd
ing In some regions, both urban and
rural, ought to fill us with shaine. It
ls, of course, a fruitful source of Im
morality, as well as disease. We are
absolutely bound to make a genuine
and sustained effort to secure that
every man, woman and child shall
have such accommodations as will en
able him or her to live In health and
"To this end, then, of a better citi
zenry, a better city, a more glorious
state, a most magnificent country and
for a sane and healthy people, let
every one cultivate the saving and
thrift essential to the ownership of a
WOULD BOYCOTT SIGN USERS
New York Newspaper Advocates Dras
tic Action Against the Disfigurers
of Beautiful Scenery.
Everywhere the motorist travels the
natural beautiful scenery is marred by
glaring signs, not only small boards,
but Immense structures often a hun
dred feet br more in length and twenty
or more feet in height. >
Just at a bend In the road where the
tourist expects to have a fine view
sweeping over a broad vaUey the scene
tc completely, cut off by a monstrous
and offensive structure covered with
a flaring advertisement.
At some points both sides of the
road will be lined with these unsightly
and ugly advertising walls.
In England the disfiguring of fences,
buildings and other places with signs
is prevented by law on the ground
that the goori taste of the people is
offended and the landscape disfigured.
Some of the worst offenders are
manufacturers who are interested In
the development of motoring. They
have boarded up the roadways along
the whole eastern part of the United
States, much to the annoyance of mo
torists and disfigurement of the land
If the nuisance cannot be stopppd
any other way, motorists can at least
agree not to patronize any concern
aiding In detracting from the natural
beauty of our country and the pleas
ure of the public.-New York Sun.
Build House on Hill.
The cottage in rho dell is all very
poetical and furnishes a good de
sign for the illustrated cover of the
popular ballad, but the house that
is built on the hillside is superior
.in every way and particularly has
lt a distinct garden advantage over
other sites. Here In picturesque
levels the small plots of ground hang
one above another In starlike fashion.
Delphiniums in blue, violet and helio
trope may crown the tier of terraces,
at the base of which a plain blt of
lawn borders on the street or road
way, od^ed with boxwood to sive nn
atmosphere of venerableness reminis
cent of old-time gardens, fragrant with
lavender, southernwood and spicy
Make the Home Attractive.
The only way to make a city at
tractive is for the Individual family
to Insist on buying only attractive
homes, and particularly to take the
responsibility for making Its home
Grass seed may be sown, shubbery
planted and cultivated, flowers pro
vided for, and painting done. If every
person In a block . makes his place
neat and trim, the whole block will
help the appearance of the city. A
single negligent home owner may spoil
the work of a dozen neighbors.
Good in City Planning.
It is easy to see how one phase of
city planning relates itself to other
phases, and how desirable it is for one
part of a city or one business in a
city to be developed with due consid
eration to other parts and to other
business. City planning Is nothing
less than a community affair and
nothing more than a sensible and
businesslike provision for the best pos
sible development of all the commu
nity's Interests.-Kansas City Star,
County Treasurer's Notice.
The County Treasurer's office will
be open for the purpose of receiving
taxes from the fifteenth day of Oc
tober, 1921 to the fifteenth day of
All taxes shall be due and pay
able between the fifteenth day of
October, 1921 and December the
thirty first, 1921.
That when taxes charged shall not
be paid by December the thirty first,
1921 the County Auditer shall pro
ceed to add a penalty of one per
cent, for January and if taxes are
not paid on or before February the
first 1922, the County Auditor will
proceed to add two per cent, and
five per cent additional, from the
first of March to the fifteenth of
March, after which time all unpaid
taxes will be collected by the Sheriff.
The ta:c levies for 1921 are as fol
For State purposes_12
For Ordinary County_-ll
For Past Indebtedness _5
For Constitutional School tax_3
For Antioch _8
For Bacon School District_14
For Blocker _8
For Colliers_ )4
For Flat Rock_._8
For Oak Grove_3
For Red Hill _____.8'
For Edg?field _10
For Elmwood No. 8_8
For Elmwood No. 9_'._2
For Elmwood No. 30 _2
For Hibler _8
For Elmwood L. C._3
For Harmony _3
For Meriwether (Gregg) _2
For Moss _.__ 3
For Brunson School_4
For Trenton _14
For Wards _ 8
For Wards No. 33_4
For Blocker R. R. (portion_6
For Elmwood R. (portion_6
For Johnston R. R._3
For Pickens R. R._3
For Wise R. R.___3
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ages of 21 and JO years, except those
exempt by law, are liable to a poll
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the age of six months or older. This
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